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Introducing the Powerful New AMD Zen 2 Processors

AMD announced the new Zen 2 processors in November 2018, wowing users with a chip two times the density of their previous generation, the Zen+. The move to Zen 2 from Zen+ has meant a move from the first desktop processor on a 12 nm process node to 7 nm. This allows AMD to cut […]

Why You Should Simplify Your Network

A network is more than a complex interconnection of routers, switches and load balancers, other endpoints, like data, devices, infrastructure and, most importantly, people. Network complexity can be measured by the number of endpoints, connections between endpoints and the flow of information as it performs business functions. The more endpoints, connections, and data that needs […]

The Pros and Cons of Virtualization

With the popularity of virtualization increasing, many businesses are rushing to update their solutions to virtual machines.  Before any changes are made, however, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of virtualization. Both physical and virtual systems have their advantages and disadvantages, and there is a time and place for each of them.   […]

Virtualization vs The Cloud

Both Virtualization and the Cloud have become popular choices for businesses looking to expand their computing power on a budget. We dig deep into each approach to determine how to take advantage of the benefits and help you choose which is best for your business. Definitions Before we jump into the details and benefits, let’s […]

Comparing HPE ProLiant Server Generations

The ProLiant Servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprises have become some of the most used servers in the world. They’re known for being reliable and scalable, making them an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes. HP Enterprises began producing the ProLiant Server Gen 8 in 2012. Two years later, Gen 9 was released. In late […]

How to Calculate Your IT Training Budget

Training your staff makes sure they’re prepared for the job at hand and it reduces turnover by creating happier employees. Companies that invest in their employees through training and education make their staff feel important and valuable. Finding the budget for training can be a challenge. Training budgets can be the first hit during budget […]

The State of IT Employment 2019: Free Ebook

This informational resource is Summit’s annual guide to the IT industry. Filled with insights and national data from well-known data collectors, our free employment ebook covers a wide range of essential topics relevant to IT pros.

What You Need to Know About Network Auditing

Regularly auditing or assessing your network can help you keep track of inventory and determine how well your network is working. A network audit will comprehensively review your network, network devices and other equipment (servers, desktop computers, firewalls, etc.) for the following things: Hardware Inventory Software Inventory Security Vulnerabilities Patch Management Compliance If your business […]

Why 4G Is the Best Backup for Your WAN

Despite your best intentions, your WAN can go down. Natural disasters, technical failures, or a cut fiber optic cable can bring your business to a screeching halt. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you build in a backup network, even in the worst of situations, your business will keep operating as normal. […]